April 13: Safety Statistics for 2010 Released
The WCB released its 2010 workplace fatality statistics. Although Saskatchewan experienced its eighth straight year of lower time loss injury rates, the number of fatalities increased from 34 in 2009 to 45 in 2010. However, 16 of the 45 fatalities were the result of occupational diseases developed from exposures that took place in the workplace years and even decades ago. In addition, there were no fatalities in young workers under the age of 25 in 2010.